Hurray for Argentina!

From the NY TIMES:

Argentina’s Senate narrowly approved a measure early on Thursday authorizing same-sex marriages, making Argentina the first country in Latin America to allow gay couples to wed.

After 15 hours of debate, the Senate voted 33 to 27 in favor of the measure, which was sponsored by the government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. For weeks, she waged a bitter war of words with the Roman Catholic Church over the measure.

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  1. […] Since then, a Populus poll for The Times in June 2009 suggested that 61% of the UK population agreed with the statement “Gay couples should have an equal right to get married, not just to have civil partnerships.” Stonewall has come on board (mostly). The Equal Love campaign was launched in October 2010. On 2 February 2011 eight couples lodged an application to the European Court of Human Rights challenging the fact that marriage is limited to opposite-sex couples and civil partnership is limited to same-sex couples. Things are changing around the world. […]

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